Small but serious about publishing
Claret Press was founded in 2015 as an independent press focussing on political fiction and creative non-fiction. We publish four or more books a year, typically both paper and digital. We are committed to quality writing, editorial engagement, high production values and bespoke marketing, so that our books are read and enjoyed all over the world. We love stories that are richly engaging, relevant and fun.
Claret Press books inform and entertain. They're intelligent, challenging and distinctive, introducing readers to new ideas, unexplored places and pivotal events. While all our books have a political edge, we mean a wide politics from the esoteric to the commercial. Our books' North Star is deeply interesting and engaging narratives, exploring the human spirit and our shared world.
To date, seven of our books have been turned into audiobooks with a New York audio book firm, Essential AudioBooks. Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta has been translated into German with Drachenhaus Verlag.
Our books can be ordered through any bookshop or through eplatforms like Book Depository and Amazon. All our books are also available as ebooks. We support our local bookshops. To find a bookshop near you, click on the Find Your Local Bookshop button here.
We don't ask for any money from the authors we publish. We meet all the costs of editing, designing, publishing and marketing our books.
Submitting to Claret Press
If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. We'll try to get back to you in a few weeks. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AT THIS MOMENT.
historical: untold moments and stories from pivotal points in modern history; biographies and turbulent memoirs set in fraught locations; issue-led romances and narratives
action: political thrillers, suspense, mysteries and adventures
comedy: escapist fun with a political edge